Top 15 Support articles for localizers to translate

Chris Ilias

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Before Firefox 3 was released, we gave localizers a list of Support articles that needed to be translated because they were linked to from within Firefox. But what about after that? If someone wants to get started translating other articles in the Knowledge Base, what are the top articles not linked from within Firefox?

After looking at support.mozilla.com traffic data (since the release of Firefox 3 and all-time), and weighting articles that we feature on the front page, I’ve compiled this list of top 15 articles that should be translated:

  1. Installing Firefox
  2. Installing Firefox on Windows
  3. Installing Firefox on Linux
  4. Installing Firefox on Mac
  5. Customizing Firefox with add-ons
  6. Profiles
  7. Hiding bookmarks in the Smart Location Bar
  8. Backing up your information
  9. Firefox is already running but is not responding
  10. Clearing Location bar history
  11. Firefox will not start
  12. Bookmarks and toolbar buttons not working after upgrading
  13. ActiveX
  14. Search suggestions
  15. How to set the home page

Some localizations of the start page get as much a 50,000 views a month; and localization of the Knowledge Base can be scattered. Those are the most wanted articles for localization, and translating them will have the greatest impact on users finding content in their own language. For instructions on how to translate articles, read our tutorial on translating articles.

If you have any questions, comment here or in the Contributors forum.

2 responses

  1. Ville wrote on :

    Great list!

    Having the links without the country code (en-US here) would directly link to everyones default primary language with en-US as fallback.

  2. Jean wrote on :

    So I’m trying to set my home page on Mozilla and when I googled that, it linked me to here. I clicked the article title and as you said got no where. I feel like I’m being teased by the internet in some giant endless loop that refuses to give up it’s answers. How do I set my home page on Mozilla? That’s all I want to know! Where the f**k can I find that information? HELP ME! I’m afraid I may loose my mind in this endless loop.
    Jean